“In Restalrig, Julia Wendell explores in wonderfully imaginative ways one of the most ancient subjects in poetry; the death of parents. But in exploring the deaths of her parents, she also — how could it be otherwise — explores and celebrates their lives. These poems contain great sadness, but at the same time they are exhilarating: unarguable love is at their heart. The voice that speaks them is beguiling, funny, wise, and above all, courageous.”

-Jim Moore